Fig. 1. Life cycle flux diagram of the Rhizophora mangle baseline population. The boxes represent life history stages. Inside is the density of individuals/ha in each stage and sample size of individuals. The relative size of the boxes represents population density on a log scale. The arrows between boxes represent annual transition probabilities between stages (bold numbers). Circular arrows represent annual probabilities of permanence in same stage (italic figures). Arrows leaving boxes indicate yearly mortality rates (ind ind-1 y-2). Circles above the adult stages represent the average number of established seedlings produced/tree, or fecundity. Total seedling density is the sum of all products of fecundity and adult density. The permanence, mortality, and transition rates are the geometric means of the data from 2 yr. The fecundity values are the arithmetic mean of the 2 yr.